Mining Trucks and Lighting Tower OPEX
A mining company in Western Australia was investigating ways to reduce the OPEX spend on their truck haulage fleet and lighting towers.
A study was completed to confirm the benefits of increasing the service interval of the lighting towers on site.
The oil sampling was regularly tested on site out to ~1500 hrs. The operator came to the conclusion that they would service their lighting towers every four months rather than every month as currently performed.
This new service interval has saved the customer ~$120,000 per year on 23 units. The customer is now planning to roll this out to numerous sites across their portfolio to help minimise their annual OPEX spend. It is anticipated that with 400+ lighting towers, the new service interval could save the customer over ~$2 million per year.
At the time of writing, the truck haulage fleet was still being reviewed with oil samples being tested to 1750+ hrs. We anticipate similar OPEX savings to the lighting towers.
Based on 12 services per year
|Part Number||Quantity||Moving Price|
|Air Filter, Outer||40727488||1||$28.31|
|Air Filter, Inner||40771080||1||$26.59|
|Oil-Rimula R6 10W40||20417324||8 litres @ $5.70 per litre||$45.60|
|Labour||3 hrs @ $150 p/hour||$450.00|
|Total Cost per Service per unit||$577.87|
|Total Annual Cost to Service 1 unit||$6,934.44|
|Cost per year on 23 units||$159,492.12|
|Cost based on 3 services per year||$39,873.03|
|Cost Savings Per Annum||$119,619.09|
|Environmental Savings in Oil||1656 Litres|